Dominique Easley Thanks Ex-Patriots Teammates, Coaches Via Instagram

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Ex-New England Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley shot out a parting thank you to his former owner, coaches and teammates Thursday.

Easley thanked Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick “for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime these last (two) years.” Easley was released Wednesday, just two years after being selected 29th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s the quickest Belichick has cut a first-round draft pick since taking over the Patriots in 2000.

Thank you patriot nation @patriots and no matter what everyone says I'm glad I was a part of the patriot nation and the fans were the best part bout this experience

A post shared by Dominique Easley (@easie91) on

Easley didn’t address the report that he was released for being unreliable and immature.

Easley could be claimed off waivers by another NFL team Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.

Thumbnail photo via Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports Images

Sep 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New England Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley (74) celebrates his interception during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Vikings 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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